Indian Laurel Fig
Ficus microcarpa Linn.
Common Name: Indian Laurel fig, Kaamrup (Hindi), Kallichi or Ichi (Tamil), Plaksha (Sanskrit)
Distribution: Throughout India
In Religion and Mythology
It is associated with Lord Shiva and Lord Karthikeya.
Ficus microcarpa is a popular ornamental tree, which is grown widely, both indoors and outdoors. The bark is used to cure liver disorders, ulcers and leprosy. The fruits are eaten by birds.